The Ballymun Job Centre (BJC) was established in 1986 as a community response to a chronic unemployment situation. Since opening, the BJC has adapted to changes in the environment in order to respond more effectively to the needs of the community. A voluntary organisation with charitable status, the BJC has a proven track record of providing quality and innovative services.

Vision Statement:
• Increase individual’s capacity to realise their labour market potential
• Raise the skills, educational levels and the labour market aspirations of individuals
• Provide individuals with greater labour market choice
• Provide the opportunity to improve employability, increase employment earnings and reduce future vulnerability to welfare dependence and poverty

Mission Statement:
To raise the skills, educational levels and the labour market aspirations of individuals in the greater Ballymun area.

Our Goals, Objectives & Achievements

  • Increase employability by supporting clients to develop their employment related skills, education and abilities
  • Increase individual’s labour market choices and earning potential from employment thus reducing their vulnerability to poverty
  • Maximise employment, education or training opportunities for local people
  • Develop innovative approaches in response to identified labour market needs and issues
  • Co-operate with and foster co-operation between organisations and agencies at European, National and local level
  • Provide an information, registration, career guidance, placement and support service for job seekers and changers
  • Develop relationships with and provide support to employers
  • Provide for the implementation and development of training and education programmes
  • Provide for the implementation and development of special innovative programmes and research
  • Continue to develop and implement quality assurance systems for all services
  • Ensure the continuous involvement of BJC staff in the development of the services
  • Market and promote the work of the BJC effectively
  • Source and effectively manage the necessary resources (human, capital and financial)
  • Consolidate and further develop Partnerships with others
  • Increase the number of job opportunities in the area
  • Increase the links with the schools and families.

Seamless Services for Job Seekers:

Funding for the BJC labour market services and activities comes from a variety of different sources.

The service is made up of a number of different and inter-related elements. Each of the separately funded services, projects and activities are linked to form a seamless service to the clients.

Since 1996 the BJC has managed the Local Employment Service Network (LESN) on behalf of the Department of Social Protection (DSP).

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